First introduced in September, Adobe Systems Inc. on Wednesday announced that Photoshop Elements 3.0 is now shipping. The update adds several new features and enhancements that allow the amateur and pro alike to edit photos with a few mouse clicks.
In addition to the Quick Fix, which allows you to correct some of the most common types of flaws in photos, Adobe has added Smart Fix to Elements 3.0. Smart Fix automatically detects and fixes lighting, color and contrast of an image for you. Both Smart Fix and Quick Fix have an advanced option that will allow you to control the enhancement levels manually using slider bars.
Elements 3.0 will also include many other feature improvements such as editable and searchable metadata, Spot Healing Brush & Healing Brush, the ability to use Camera Raw files, PDF slideshows, and Web Photo Galleries to name just a few.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 requires Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher and costs US$89.99. The Windows version is available for $99.99.